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Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | February 1978 (UK)
Queen Elisabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London overrun by corruption and a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk.

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Derek Jarman

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Derek Jarman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Runacre ... Queen Elizabeth I / Bod
Nell Campbell ... Crabs (as Little Nell)
Toyah Willcox ... Mad
Jordan Jordan ... Amyl Nitrite
Hermine Demoriane Hermine Demoriane ... Chaos
Ian Charleson ... Angel
Karl Johnson ... Sphinx
Linda Spurrier Linda Spurrier ... Viv
Neil Kennedy Neil Kennedy ... Max
Jack Birkett Jack Birkett ... Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
Jayne County Jayne County ... Lounge Lizard (as Wayne County)
Richard O'Brien ... John Dee
David Brandon ... Ariel (as David Haughton)
Helen Wellington-Lloyd Helen Wellington-Lloyd ... Lady in Waiting
Adam Ant ... Kid
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From the distant 16th century, Queen Elisabeth I summons the spirit Ariel with the aid of the court's alchemist, the sage Doctor John Dee, to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London drowned in filth and plagued with crime. As a result, the Queen horrified with the vivid vision of a broken-down British Empire, asks to travel beyond the veil of time, some 400 years into the future, to see firsthand, that in this futuristic and horrendous new order, the capital is overrun by a corrupt police and that an autonomous vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk, Bod, has declared a multi-levelled open war. Now that Britain is practically a wasteland, where is her Majesty, the righteous Queen Elisabeth II? Written by Nick Riganas

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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jubileum See more »

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Budget:

£200,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Toyah Willcox chose the character of Mad while leafing through the script, finding that that character had the most lines. See more »

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When Adam & The Ants perform live for Borgia the cameraman and crew are visible in the mirrors in the background for a brief moment before they are turned to the side. See more »

Quotes

Amyl Nitrite: Our school motto is Faites vos desirs realitie. Make your desires reality. I, myself, prefer the song "Don't Dream It, Be It".
Amyl Nitrite: [reading from book] In those days, desires weren't allowed to become reality. So fantasy was substituted for them - films, books, pictures. They called it 'art'. But when your desires become reality, you don't need fantasy any longer, or art.
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Edited from Jordan's Dance (1977) See more »

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Slow Water
Performed by Brian Eno
Written and Produced by Brian Eno
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waste of time and potential
21 July 1999 | by pudmanSee all my reviews

JUBILEE was the first film to come from the true British punk rock scene, and has a fascinating cast, but unfortunately this is one of the most boring, pretentious, and ultimately pointless movies I've ever seen. I defy anyone to stay awake through it.


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